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Toxic workplaces ‘threaten wellbeing’, says Aecom study

13 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Consultant says weak design leads to poor productivity, long-term sickness and has impact on staff recruitment and retention

119 Ebury Street

Mayfair house gets 'outstanding' BREEAM first

13 Jan 17

Grangewood delivers first listed building refurbishment to receive top sustainability standard

Solar panels

Investment in renewables to 'fall off a cliff'

10 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Think tank the Green Alliance calls on government to provide more support

Swansea Tidal Bay Lagoon

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon delayed by another year

3 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Work on £1.3bn scheme now set to start in 2018, but construction schedule still not confirmed

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Aecom lifts the lid on its new London HQ

30 Dec 16 | By Iain Withers

Central London office wins a SKA gold rating for environmental performance

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London debate at Building Live

Delivering London’s construction pipeline for the next five years Video

23 Dec 16

Building Live debate highlights - With new mayor Sadiq Khan now in place, what are London’s priorities for growth?


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Sponsored feature on flood risk: Troubled waters

20 Dec 16 | By Andrew Brister

As the UK prepares for the next wave of winter storms, there is growing awareness of the need to improve the resilience of properties to protect against devastating floods. Andrew Brister reports on the action plan devised by the recent Bonfield Review and looks at some of the emerging solutions

Contrioversially, the plumes of the world-famous Trafalgar Square fountains have now been significantly reduced from this height to minimise water evaporation

Water features: Making a splash

20 Apr 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Technological advances mean we can now enjoy the spectacle of water without any of the misgivings about waste


What to specify: Water products

20 Apr 16

This week’s products include an indoor terrazzo fountain designed for an Italian restaurant in London, and Westminster City council installs a shower pump in an apartment block designed for the elderly and less able


Conor Leyden

How to build homes safely in flood prone areas

20 Jan 17 | By Conor Leyden

New homes can be built safely in flood prone areas but we need to have a grown-up conversation about development

Nick Cullen

Will Trump ever be a cheerleader for sustainable development?

20 Jan 17 | By Nick Cullen

The new US president isn’t known for his commitment to tackling climate change, yet if he can see the economic benefit for his country he might become a convert

Nicola Gillen

Five steps to detoxifying your office

17 Jan 17 | By Nicola Gillen

Toxic workplaces risk employee wellbeing, so here’s how to rethink your work environment

Darren Richards

Ecobuild blog: Here’s one we made earlier

9 Jan 17 | By Darren Richards

The offsite sector is still in its infancy but a future in which robots manufacture complete building elements does not have to remain a pipe dream – we need to commit ourselves to further investment

Imogen Cust

Ecobuild blog: Check out the competition

9 Jan 17 | By Imogen Cust

Responsible retail is essential for a sustainable future, and Ecobuild’s Big Innovation Pitch with M&S will give ambitious innovators the opportunity to fast track engineering products across the retail sector

Martin Hurn

Ecobuild blog: The new world of sustainability

22 Nov 16 | By Martin Hurn

The definition of sustainability has evolved considerably to address many issues. Ecobuild's Redefining Sustainability campaign provides a platform for all to share thoughts, ideas and best practice

Russell Thomas

Simple practices to boost sustainability

22 Nov 16 | By Russell Thomas

Sustainble or energy efficient methods are still thought of as expensive or complex, but this really isn’t the case

Terri Willis

Ecobuild blog: Changing perspectives on green buildings

23 Sep 16 | By Terri Wills

Buildings must be transformed from simply functional infrastructure into part of the solution to combat global climate change

Polly Turton

Helping London's elderly cope with heatwaves

6 Sep 16 | By Polly Turton

A report by Arup looks at the impact of extreme weather events on urban populations, and points to ways we can help the most vulnerable